From new hair products by Kristin Ess and Drybar to a glowy Too Faced bronzer and peach-inspired palette, these spring beauty products are a few of my favorites.
This spring is all about the glow! After a long, dry winter in Chicago, I can’t get enough of bronzy, peachy products that feel like they’re bringing life back into my skin. I’ve been stocking up on a few new beauty products for spring (and picking up some old favorites) that are brightening, hydrating, light and glowy to help get skin summer ready.
A few of these—the Juice Beauty primer, Ecotools brushes and Too Faced bronzer—I’ve seen in so many YouTube videos and blog posts that I had to try out for myself. And they did not disappoint. Those combined with some of my favorite NARS and Tarte products are making their way into my spring beauty rotation.
Call me basic, but the Kylie Lip Kits are my new obsession. Here’s what I think of Candy K, Posie K, 22 and Literally!
My newfound obsession with the Kylie Lip Kits is so real, you guys. I initially ordered two of the most popular shades, Candy K and Posie K, just to see what all the hype is about, and now I’m up to four orders this summer. Someone send help.
The formula of all of her lip products is so pigmented and so, so long lasting. They go on smooth, don’t dry out your lips, and come in so many amazing shades.
My go-to since I’ve ordered a few has been Candy K, a “warm pinky nude.” I wore this one to the Taste of Randolph, a Chicago food festival in the West Loop, where I ate all the food and drank all the drinks and it seriously lasted the ENTIRE night. It also made it through Lollapalooza without budging (or having to reapply). It stays put through any eating and drinking no problem and lasts longer than any lip product I’ve ever used.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector review: Which BECCA highlighter is right for you, Champagne Pop or Opal?
I’ve been going through a serious highlighting binge, and the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed powders are some of the most beautiful highlighters I’ve ever laid eyes on.
I’d been dying to try Champagne Pop, a collab with makeup artist and YouTube personality Jaclyn Hill, after reading all the reviews and seeing it used in countless tutorials, but of course it was sold out—and had been for weeks. So I went to Sephora to play around with some of the other BECCA shades and fell in love with Opal. But when Champagne Pop came back in stock a few weeks later, I had to pick one up to see what all the hype was about. This holy grail highlighter launched in July 2015 as a limited-edition shade, but earlier this year BECCA Cosmetics announced that it’s now a permanent shade by popular demand.
What it does, according to Sephora.com: “Find refined luminosity in any light. This bestselling formula is enriched with ultrafine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is never lost.”